Why you need to be in London on 16 November

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On 16 November, Global Entrepreneurship Week will begin and the world will celebrate what you do - running a business. As part of the celebrations, our sister site BusinessZone.co.uk is organising The Pitch 2009 Final and Conference which will be one the UK's biggest free events during the seven day initiative. Here's why we highly recommend that you join us.

1. Be among the first to find out about the UK's newest business talent

This summer BusinessZone.co.uk travelled around Britain to track down some of the country's most innovative new entrepreneurs. Some 30 business owners in five cities presented in front of 22 judges. It was a tough decision but five lucky entrepreneurs have been chosen and...

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About Dan Martin

About Dan Martin

Dan Martin has eight years experience as a journalist writing about entrepreneurs and the issues that affect them. After three years working as a researcher for Sky News, he joined BusinessEurope.com as a reporter. This was followed by two years working as news editor for Startups.co.uk during which time Dan also contributed to Growing Business magazine. In 2006, he joined Sift Media as business editor before being promoted to editor of BusinessZone.co.uk. He also has responsibility for UK Business Forums, the UK’s most active online forums for small business entrepreneurs. As well as interviewing many entrepreneurs, Dan has written content for leading business organisations such as the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, British Chambers of Commerce, Forum of Private Business, Investors in People and Business Link for London. Among the publications that have quoted Dan are The Times, Mail On Sunday, Financial Times, Personnel Today and Bristol Evening Post. His articles have also been published by publications including eGov Monitor, Virgin Express in-flight magazine and Personal Success. Dan speaks at events on issues of interest to UK entrepreneurs and in 2008, delivered a presentation to 250 delegates at the National Federation of Enterprise Agencies' annual conference on how business owners use social media. Earlier this year, he chaired two video debates featuring senior representatives from Business Link and the Federation of Small Businesses and Dragons' Den judge James Caan. Dan also organised the Bristol Twestival, part of a global celebration of Twitter on 12 February 2009. Volunteers from 185 cities around the world had only a month to organise an event using the social network. In total, $350,000 was raised for charity: water.

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